CHICAGO
02/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Blagojevich Behind "Sneak Attack" Street Sign Installation: Park Ridge Mayor

Gov. Rod Blagojevich was behind a "sneak attack" installation of street signs in Park Ridge honoring Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry, the town's mayor says.

The signs, which read "Honorary Jim Hendry Way," were installed suddenly by IDOT in "sort of a sneak attack," Mayor Howard Frimark told WBBM:

Hendry lives in Park Ridge, and Frimark says he has nothing against Hendry. "We love Jim Hendry," Frimark says.

But he says Park Ridge has long had a policy of no honorary signs. He says he can guess why the governor--a longtime Cubs fan--signed an executive order to have the signs put up.

"Well, I think he's trying to probably increase his ratings among the electorate."